Fremont, which has long billed itself as "the center of the universe," can now truly be said to be the center of the Thai restaurant universe.
I'm working my way through the lot of them, and want to report what I'm finding.
First, though, a question:
In recent years, there has been a very scary thai restaurant at 350 NE 85th St, called the Westside cafe. Scary because the "John," the proprietor, had NO sense for restaurant management or any of it's components. This lack of inforfmation was striking, here, because this guy grew up in a restaurant family, in Thailand, and boy, oh boy, could he cook. The restaurant closed a few months ago, and I have no idea what has become of this talented cook. Does anybody know?
OK, now Freemont:
I have enjoyed the offerings at the Big Orange House with Blue Trim, called something like KaoSaMai, although have not found them extraordinary.
Dao Thai, on the other hand has 2 things going for it: The greatest neon sign on the strip, and the most georgeous wait-staff ever seen. Too bad the food is such a disappointment. The phad thai was pedestrian and gummy, the fresh-rolls were, incomprehensibly, smothered in tastless goo, and the Tom Yum Gai was weak and shallow. It's too bad I won't be seeing that place again...
Am looking for suggestions on Thai in Seattle.